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“A Trip Back In Time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560 (National Mall)
202 633-1000
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A Trip Back In Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Do not miss this museum. It is packed with interesting exhibits from the earliest dawn of civilization, to glittering jewels! There is something of interest to all people in this fantastic venue. It can be crowded, but this fact can add to the experience, as the diverse visitors represent a cross section of the world, which is also very compelling.

Visited May 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“I love this museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

There is so much to see in this museum that you could spend hours and hours walking around. On the day I went, I got there when it opened at 10am (already a line) and stayed about 2 hours walking around and seeing an IMAX about Jerusalem. I love everything from the jewels (hope diamond) to seeing mummies.

Visited April 2014
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Gray Court, South Carolina
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“Pushes Evolution”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The gem section was cool as well as some of the stuffed animals, but the evolutionary undertones (no outright bold in your face) is over the top.
This one could be so much better if it focused on the natural, observable history and left the parts that rely on theories, religious or not, out of it.

Visited April 2014
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Vero Beach, Florida
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The various Smithsonian Museums are just amazing!! You could spend an entire day in 1 of them. And they are free to explore, good history, informative, wonderful way to spend a day, or 5!!!

Visited September 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“The Smithsonian Museums do not disappoint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very educational. It has many displays of natural history. You'll want more than one trip because there is a lot to take in!

Visited May 2013
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